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When a company hires someone, they should be sure to create an employment agreement that protects their business. Agreements can often include non-disclosure agreements, terms of a potential breach, and other matters that can significantly impact a business and its intellectual property. Businesses deserve to create agreements that work for them. When an employee breaches that agreement, it can be a problem.

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What Are Employment Agreements?

Employment agreements are legally binding contracts between an employer and an employee. They set out the terms and conditions of the employment relationship, including the duties and responsibilities of each party, the duration of the agreement, and any other relevant information. Employment agreements can be oral or written, but it is generally advisable to have a written agreement in place to avoid any misunderstandings. 

Although employment agreements are not required by law in all jurisdictions, they can be very helpful in clarifying the rights and obligations of both parties. In addition, if there is a dispute about the terms of the agreement, a court will typically give greater weight to a written agreement than an oral one. For these reasons, it is generally advisable for both employers and employees to seek legal advice before entering into an employment agreement.

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What Happens If Someone Breaches an Employment Agreement?

If someone breaches an employment agreement, there may be a few different consequences. First, the employer may choose to sue the employee for damages. This could result in the employee having to pay a sum of money to the employer. Additionally, the breach may also result in the employee being terminated from their position. In some cases, the employee may also be required to pay back any salary or bonuses that they have received. Finally, the breach of an employment agreement could also damage the employee's reputation and make it difficult for them to find future employment. As such, it is important that employees take care to uphold their obligations under an employment agreement.

If you have an employee who has breached their employment agreement, we’ll work to help you. Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C. provides more than 30 years of combined experience. We offer integrity and character when it matters most. Let our team explain your business’s rights during the entire process.

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